International Trade

Welsh sheep producers could be among the hardest hit by Brexit, according to trade reps

Welsh livestock farmers fear serious threats from Brexit

By Laura Syrett

Sheep farmers in Wales face “an extremely difficult future” after Brexit, if the UK government fails to negotiate a trade deal that secures tariff-free access to key European Union (EU) export markets, a leading trade body has warned.

Brazil's beef exports - rocked by rotten meat allegations - have resumed month-on-month growth

Brazilian beef exports keep on growing

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazil’s rising beef exports show burgeoning meat demand has outweighed any lingering concerns from the rotten meat scandal.

Irish beef exports are now valued at nearly €2.5bn and represent a fifth of all exports

Growing meat exports help Ireland to record year

By Helen Gilbert

Increased volumes of beef, pigmeat and sheepmeat helped the value of Irish food and drink exports reach a record high of €12.6bn last year – a rise of 13%, figures from the Irish Food Board have shown.

Russian meat producers say they will back the government's opposition to the EU

Russia to fight EU retaliatory duty bid over pigmeat ban

By Eugene Vorotnikov, in Voronezh, Russia; and Keith Nuthall

The Russian government will fight an application by the European Union (EU) at the World Trade Organization (WTO) for permission to impose retaliatory trade sanctions worth €1.39 billion over Moscow’s ban on EU pork and pigs.

German pork exports to Japan have increased substantially

Japan: 2017 German pork imports in stellar growth

By Jens Kastner

Japan’s German pork imports grew by 36% in the January-October period of last year (2017) compared to the same period of 2016, representing by far the highest growth rate for national exports of pork to Japan.

Mercosur talks haven't progressed as far along as some parties may have hoped

EU talks with Mercosur stall

By Oscar Rousseau

A political agreement outlining major points of a free trade deal between Mercosur and the EU has stalled, disappointing Brazilians who had hoped to wrap it up this week.

Will Brexit be as bad as some fear? ©iStock

How is Brexit shaping up for the food sector?

By David Burrows

As Brexit negotiations between London and Brussels rumble on, the future trading relationship continues to concern the business world. How is the prospect of Brexit shaping up for the food sector?

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